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Title: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: glassobsessed on March 26, 2012, 02:25:18 PM
No problem identifying the decanter as Morven but I have had no luck with the glass (8cm tall), is it Morven too? The colour looks like Heather - it has quite a strong purple tint and does not look as brown as in these photos.

Have just ordered Mr Hill's book on Caithness but I am impatient....

John
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: chopin-liszt on March 26, 2012, 04:17:05 PM
I think so -  but I don't have Christine's book any more to confirm.
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: Lustrousstone on March 26, 2012, 05:02:05 PM
Maybe, though the colour does look wrong. Book says originally sold with slightly tapered cased tumblers (need size to confirm with 1972 catalogue). The post 1985 tumbler has a small flared foot.
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: glassobsessed on March 26, 2012, 06:14:20 PM
Thanks Sue and Christine.

I will play with the white balance on the camera tomorrow and try and take a few accurate photos. The tumbler is 8cm tall and 8cm in diameter at the mouth (nice heft). Slightly tapering does seem to describe the shape and they are cased... ;D

John
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: Lustrousstone on March 26, 2012, 06:16:58 PM
Was rushing because my tea was ready; what I actually need is the volume in fluid ounces if possible
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: glassobsessed on March 26, 2012, 06:36:57 PM
Five fluid ounces comfortably, a little more if you don't mind wearing some of it. :D

John
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: Lustrousstone on March 26, 2012, 06:42:00 PM
It might just be the 6 oz  ???
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: Tigerchips on March 26, 2012, 07:02:43 PM
These are the glasses that came with mine.
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: Lustrousstone on March 26, 2012, 08:19:24 PM
Those are the post 1985 ones
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: glassobsessed on March 26, 2012, 09:27:29 PM
Well....I have two glasses and they both hold a fraction over 6 fl oz if full to the brim. Which I guess is the definition of volume. ::)

John

Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: Lustrousstone on March 27, 2012, 09:16:08 AM
There you go. I'll tell you exactly what the 6-oz for is later
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: glassobsessed on March 27, 2012, 03:07:50 PM
I am all a quiver!

To me, they seem perfect for Whisky
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: chopin-liszt on March 27, 2012, 03:16:39 PM
 ;D
A 5oz shot of whisky should fix the quivers. Don't try the 6 oz. You will end up wearing it.
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: glassobsessed on March 27, 2012, 03:21:55 PM
One whisky and I will wear anything. :-X

No matter how I try my photos of the decanter and glasses just look brown, to the eye there is a purple tint to the colour but I am coming around to the idea that it is not heather.

John
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: chopin-liszt on March 27, 2012, 03:26:35 PM
Heather is a definite purple. But I do think the glasses are still Caithness, even if they're not Morven.

But I don't see the point of coloured whisky glasses.  :-\
(Unless you're only drinking a cheap blended one.)
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: glassobsessed on March 28, 2012, 06:21:48 PM
The book has arrived and quickly. ;D

Looking on page 108 (where the 1972 catalogue gives the pattern number 4025 for the 6 fl oz glasses) there is a photograph from the '72 catalogue of a Morven decanter, a jug and six different glasses. Judging by the proportions I reckon the glass I have here is shown on the right of the top shelf.  On page 38 Mark Hill states that Morven was not made in Heather so this colour must be Peat (they were made in clear, Peat and Soot). The glasses match exactly.

Thanks all!

John
Title: Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
Post by: adam20 on September 19, 2012, 06:15:51 PM
Wrong thread. Sorry